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Twisted: Mindful Pretzel Consumption

January 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Great-great-granddaughter of Julius Sturgis, author Jill Marie Thomas, presents the history of America’s oldest commercial pretzel bakery (c. 1861), which started in Lititz with their modern factory now located in Reading. With access to the Sturgis family baking industry archives, this program includes the progression of baking through the decades from the hand-twisting days to the current extrusion methods, and includes a hands-on opportunity for participants to give twisting a pretzel a try.

This program will be held in person, inside the BHC Museum Auditorium. The cost of this program is $5 for BHC members and $8 for non-members. The program fee includes admission to the BHC Museum. Fees will be accepted at the door on the day of the event. Coffee, hot tea, juice and pre-packaged muffins will be made available for participants at 9:30 AM.

Masks are required for entry. Please note that seating is limited to facilitate social distancing. Attendees must call 610-375-4375 prior to the event to reserve a space.


January 8, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Berks History Center
940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601 United States